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So here we have a Brawler GT frame and custom hand made fuel tank.
The frame starts out at Rolling Thunder as an FXR spec frame. But then we modify it to our specs. This includes the front tube gussets, the battery box.
We shorten the rear frame rails and create caps that allow for brake/signal lights to be frenched into the chassis for a clean look. We also weld on a support brace for the rear tail cowling.
Standard FXR geometry is used with 0" up, 0" out and stock rake. Rear tire fitment is 180mm. We panel off the electrical under the seat to clean it up and protect from motor and grime.
The tank is one off, hand crafted by Joe Cooper. It is a work of art. It is so masterfully made that no bondo is needed for paint.
In fact, the same tank was made for Tim Allen's bike and we did not paint it. We nickel plated it and brushed the nickel to give it a vintage stainless look.
The recess on top allows for custom fitment of almost any fuel cap you desire.
The knee indents allow for perfect ergonomics when riding. Plus they look damn good. Note, there is not bottom on the tank so that it can be custom fitted to whatever bike you are building/customizing.
We do also have a stock style fuel tank which I threw on here for comparison.
Here is a hard to find, brand new 6 Speed Rivera transmission for FLT (fits the Brawler).
The transmission has the oil reservoir mounted under it for low center of gravity and cleaner lines on the bike.
Big thanks to all that helped bring this mile-eating, odometer busting, highway haulin' "girl's bike" to life, like the gang at LowBrow for the hook up on the Zed bars, Voodoo for the metal mashing on the tank, Fulton Fred for the helmet paint job, Chop Doc's for the glossy black on the tins, and last but not least thanks to my Pop's shop North Bay Marine for all the motor work turning a mild mannered 883 into a fire breathing 1200 that can do wheelies and eat small children. See you all out on the road.
" This is my 1969 shovelhead frame with an s&s Evo, tank, bars and seat I got from lowbrow customs. Anything that could be powder coated was removed and done, Brett from SOLITARY CYCLES (in Australia) did all the fabrication, paint pipes and mods. I can't thank him enough for building this bike for me. Hope to see her in your mag !!! Nathan Green , Australia "
"Built this bike out of 2 bikes confiscated out here in Afghanistan, the first one was ridden up to a vehicle check point by a suicide bomber and it failed to detonateâ€¦EOD tore the wiring harness out and the frame was screwed. The other donor was a drug bike that an insurgent was using to try to out run US forces. The motor was fried. We took the two and chopped them up to make one cool little â€œsuicide bobberâ€ we call her our â€œHelmandâ€ Davidson. (Helmand is the province we Marines are responsible for out here in Afghanistan). Itâ€™s basically a Chinese knock off of a Honda CB 125. We chopped the shocks and plasma cut the springs to make seat springs, the head light is a casing off of a military DC 10 bulldozer, the struts were made out of tent poles..everything that wasnâ€™t needed to make her faster was ripped off and it has been up to 65 MPH so it runs strong. I miss my Bikes at home and this makes my third tour out here since 2009 (33 months in country) a little bit more bearableâ€¦